Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light developer 4A Games has announced the establishment of a new additional studio in Malta, a move seemingly aimed at maintaining stability amidst the current unrest in its home country Ukraine:
"By basing our new headquarters in Malta, a member state of the EU, 4A Games will be able to better compete on the international stage" said Dean Sharpe, who now joins the board of 4A Games as CEO and Head of Business Development. "Malta offers fantastic incentives for game development, and we are confident 4A Games will be able to attract the very best talent from Ukraine, Malta and beyond."
Key members of the Kiev office, including Creative Director and Co-Founder Andrew Prokhorov, and Chief Technical Officer Oles Shishkovstov, will relocate to Malta, and 4A Games will continue to recruit the very best talent in both Malta and Ukraine as their operations expand.
"This marks the start of a new chapter for 4A Games," said Andrew Prokhorov. "We are proud of our achievements as a young studio, and humbled by the response to our output so far. The team is looking forward to this new adventure."
Closing out the announcement, 4A confirmed that it si working on "un-announced titles within the Metro universe as well as further, un-announced projects", suggesting at least two new Metro games in the work and new IP.